DUTCH: A new tool for practitioners for risk assessment of push and pull activities

Marjolein Douwes, Reinier Könemann, Marco Hoozemans, Paul Kuijer, Hetty Vermeulen

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Abstract

Pushing and pulling at work is an undervalued theme within occupational health policy. This is unjustified, because these activities are very common and potentially increase the risk of shoulder symptoms. Gaining insight into the possible health risks of specific push or pull activities at the workplace is a first step towards prevention of musculoskeletal symptoms. Existing instruments proved to be insufficiently suitable to give that insight in a simple way. This was the motivation for developing the Push and Pull Check (DUTCH). This method makes clear whether the push or pull activity is acceptable or not, which risk factors exist, and which measures can reduce the risk. This article describes the operation of the DUTCH, as well as the development of the tool.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume III
Subtitle of host publicationMusculoskeletal Disorders
EditorsRiccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Sebastiano Bagnara, Yushi Fujita
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages604-614
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319960821
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume820
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period26/08/1830/08/18

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Keywords

  • Low back
  • Physical workload
  • Prevention
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Risk assessment
  • Shoulder

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Douwes, M., Könemann, R., Hoozemans, M., Kuijer, P., & Vermeulen, H. (2019). DUTCH: A new tool for practitioners for risk assessment of push and pull activities. In R. Tartaglia, S. Albolino, T. Alexander, S. Bagnara, & Y. Fujita (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders (pp. 604-614). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 820). Springer/Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96083-8_79
Douwes, Marjolein ; Könemann, Reinier ; Hoozemans, Marco ; Kuijer, Paul ; Vermeulen, Hetty. / DUTCH : A new tool for practitioners for risk assessment of push and pull activities. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders. editor / Riccardo Tartaglia ; Sara Albolino ; Thomas Alexander ; Sebastiano Bagnara ; Yushi Fujita. Springer/Verlag, 2019. pp. 604-614 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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Douwes, M, Könemann, R, Hoozemans, M, Kuijer, P & Vermeulen, H 2019, DUTCH: A new tool for practitioners for risk assessment of push and pull activities. in R Tartaglia, S Albolino, T Alexander, S Bagnara & Y Fujita (eds), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 820, Springer/Verlag, pp. 604-614, 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018, Florence, Italy, 26/08/18. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96083-8_79

DUTCH : A new tool for practitioners for risk assessment of push and pull activities. / Douwes, Marjolein; Könemann, Reinier; Hoozemans, Marco; Kuijer, Paul; Vermeulen, Hetty.

Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders. ed. / Riccardo Tartaglia; Sara Albolino; Thomas Alexander; Sebastiano Bagnara; Yushi Fujita. Springer/Verlag, 2019. p. 604-614 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 820).

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Douwes M, Könemann R, Hoozemans M, Kuijer P, Vermeulen H. DUTCH: A new tool for practitioners for risk assessment of push and pull activities. In Tartaglia R, Albolino S, Alexander T, Bagnara S, Fujita Y, editors, Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders. Springer/Verlag. 2019. p. 604-614. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96083-8_79